No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
- Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. Examples include walking, learning, hearing, caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, speaking and breathing. The term does not cover children disadvantaged by cultural environmental or economic factors. And, the term does not include individuals currently engaging in the illegal use of drugs.
- Has a record or history of such an impairment (e.g., a student with learning disabilities who has been decertified as eligible to receive special education under the IDEA; a student who had cancer; a student in recovery). The term includes children who have been misclassified (e.g., a non-English speaking student who was mistakenly classified as having an intellectual disability).
- Is regarded as having such an impairment. A person can be found eligible under this section if they:
Any person with inquiries concerning their building compliance of Section 504 should contact the building Special Education Process Coordinator.